A native of the Chicago area and owner of her own staffing services corporation, Luisa Buehler attended Rosary College during the seventies and graduated with a B.A. in English. Even then, the stories of spirits, sightings, and the supernatural intrigued her. Since then she has spent time 'giving back' to her community by volunteering as a docent at Brookfield Zoo and as a trained leader in the Boy Scouts of America. With her debut novel, she has realized a dream put on hold while raising her son and running her company. Luisa lives in Lisle, Illinois with her husband, Gerry, their son, Christopher, and the family cat, Martin Marmalade. In her free time, Luisa loves to garden and wishes she could play golf better.
The Rosary Bride: A Cloistered Deathby Luisa Buehler
Fifty years later, during the renovation of the
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During the 1940's the women attending Regina College insisted a beautiful young woman wearing a 'fancy dress' haunted the halls near the chapel. Many claimed to see the apparition often entering, sitting, and softly crooning a mournful melody. Stories of the 'Rosary Bride' continue from generation to generation.
Fifty years later, during the renovation of the college library, workers expose a skeleton. Grace Marsden, present at the discovery is drawn into the search for the victim's identity, fearing the remains will lead to skeletons in her own family closet. Against her husband, her best friend, and her own common sense Grace determines to find the truth. Her involvement grows beyond her control when the dead woman reaches out to her.
Complications arise when the investigating police inspector dredges up more old secrets and betrayal. Ignoring her husband's theory that the Inspector's motives are less than honorable, Grace continues her quest to solve the decades old homicide. Desperate to know the truth, Grace enlists the help of Sister Andrew, a nun who lived at Rosary during the 40's and has chronicled the college's history. But all too soon the treachery of the past meets the future and once again lives are lost.
Can Grace name the 'Rosary Bride' before her killer strikes again?
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THIS BOOK TOOK MANY TWISTS AND TURNS AS TO HOW IT HAPPENED AND WHO DONE IT..WAS VERY WELL WRITTEN..I COULDN'T PUT IT DOWN...YOU WILL LOVE THE MARSH AND COUNTRY SIDE AS WELL AS THE PEOPLE...
It was an earnest effort - but the complicated layers of back story on each character overtook the story of the "bride". Couldn't bring myself to read more than a third of the book before giving up altogether... and I rarely quit a book.
Of Shadow ofthe Bomb by tobert goldsborough another series about chicagi in the 40s his other is continuing the nero wolf. No author given i suspect this series is one of his under another name perhaps before nero wolf anyone know ? style seems like the chicago series and set un chucsgi too